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The Armed Forces of Australia, Britain and Canada and the impact of culture on joint, combined and multi-national operations : a methodology for profiling national and organisational cultural values and assessing their influence in the international workplace

By A Stocker

Abstract

This study identifies the influence of national and military organisational values on the cultures of the armed forces of Australia, Britain and Canada, in order to assess the impact of culture on Joint, Combined and Multinational operations. This is achieved by: · Defining culture, values and related concepts. · Outlining a viable methodology to examine and profile cultural values. · Demonstrating why values form the basis of this study. · Reviewing the body of cross-cultural academic literature on cultural values and the military. · Executing a measurement of values in a consistent and academically sound manner. · Examining national influences on the culture of the armed forces of Australia, Britain and Canada. · Examining intra- national organisational influences on the culture of the services of the armed forces of Australia, Britain and Canada. · Examining international organisational influences on the culture of the services of the armed forces of Australia, Britain and Canada. · Focusing on the values of the armed forces examined in this study in order to compare the findings with the results obtained from the Values Survey Module. · Discussing the implications of the findings of this study and demonstrate how the values of the nations and organisations that have been examined can be expected to affect future operations

Publisher: Department of Defence Management & Security Analysis (DDMSA)
Year: 2004
OAI identifier: oai:dspace.lib.cranfield.ac.uk:1826/1040
Provided by: Cranfield CERES

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